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9. Update Office Documents

Being able to edit or view files using a PDA can be very useful, and different PDAs offer different software options for this purpose.

PocketPCs come with pocket versions of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as a PowerPoint viewer. Most Palm PDAs use DataViz Documents To Go software to offer integration with Microsoft Office files. This software also includes software for viewing images (GIF, JPG, and other file formats), along with software for viewing and editing Adobe PDF files and email software. Similar software that comes with other PDAs includes Iambic Office and Quickoffice.

Be aware that you must exercise caution when editing office files using the PDA versions of software (even Pocket Word and Pocket Excel). Inconsistencies (including formatting problems) are bound to arise because the PDA software is more limited than the PC-equivalent software.

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